Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner, Belly Dance & Tannura Dance

Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner, Belly Dance & Tannura Dance

Activity provider: Emirates Tours & Safari
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From US$ 83 per person

Experience the desert of Abu Dhabi with an exciting safari. Feel the thrill as you drive over the sand dunes and watch the sunset from the dunes. See for yourself a traditional Arabic way of life with a delicious meal and a variety of optional extras.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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English, Arabic, Hindi
Pickup included
Please be ready for collection 5 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.


  • Watch a beautiful desert sunset in the desert dunes outside Abu Dhabi
  • Experience an exhilarating 4×4 dune-bashing session
  • Enjoy a belly dance and try Arabic Costume and get a henna tattoo
  • Have the option to race through the sands on a quad bike and dune buggy
  • See the desert from a unique perspective on a camel ride
Full description
Discover the true desert of Abu Dhabi. Feel the thrill with an exciting drive over the sand dunes, visit a camel farm and take to the dunes on a sandboard. As the afternoon turns to evening watch the spectacular sunset from the dunes. Your journey will continue until you reach the traditional Arabic camp, where you will enjoy a unique evening of activities and entertainment. Have the opportunity to try a host of activities like henna painting, belly dancing and shisha. After sunset, feast on a BBQ dinner served under the starlit sky. Enjoy live entertainment  in the form of belly dancing to ensure you have a night to remember.  Experience traditional Arabic hospitality, with Arabic coffee and dates served as they have been for centuries.
  • Round-trip transport in 4x4 air-conditioned Land Cruiser
  • International BBQ buffet dinner
  • 4×4 dune bashing
  • Belly dance
  • Tannura dance (subject to approval from Tourism Authority)
  • Camel riding
  • Sandboarding
  • Arabic tea, coffee, and dates
  • Bottled water and soft drinks at camp
  • Henna painting
  • Alcohol, available for an additional cost
  • Quad Bike, available for an additional cost
  • Dune Buggy, available for an additional cost
  • Sheesha Smoking, available for an additional cost
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Non-folding wheelchairs

Know before you go

  • The land cruiser will be on a sharing basis with 6 people accommodated in a car
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark
  • Comfortable clothing is advised, including closed shoes and trousers for quad biking. Warm clothing is recommended during the winter period, October to March
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 174 reviews

Review summary

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This trip exceeded our expectations. Our driver, who was also our guide, helped in every way to give us a really enjoyable evening. The 4x4 drive through the dunes was exciting, the camel farm felt authentic and the food at the bbq was actually delicious. The entertainment was perfect too. I have to say we had been very sceptical beforehand- but the whole evening was excellent. Thank you !

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May 6, 2022

The Desert Safari was wonderful. We live in Abu Dhabi and were anxious to try some local activities. The trip did not disappoint. It was definitely all-inclusive and perfect for a traveler wanting to get a taste of the desert in one day-dune bashing, visit a camel farm, many photo stops, a camel ride, sandboarding, henna, falconry (hold a docile falcon), Bedouin style seating for a nice multi-cultural buffet (served by staff due to COVID) with tannura and belly dance entertainment. Our favorite part was the dune bashing-the kids loved it. Our guide Mujeeb was great and took lots of photos for us. About an hour from the Corniche in Abu Dhabi.

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January 6, 2022

Good value for money on this half-half day overall Very friendly and efficient driver The 4×4 in the dunes is very exciting Too bad the sandboarding is unusable and the camel ride almost non-existent. Apart from that, the evening was very successful in a pleasant setting with a varied and quality barbecue in terms of products, complemented by a little show that gives the service a local touch. Recommended for a first in the desert.

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January 4, 2022

Product ID: 170889